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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Jan. 17)
[January 17, 2013]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Jan. 17)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida.

*** International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Capability and Maturity-based SOA Governance ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,355,940) developed by four co-inventors for a "capability and maturity-based SOA governance." The co-inventors are Klshore Channabasavaiah, Palatine, Ill., Sri Ramanathan, Lutz, Fla., Raghu Varadan, San Francisco, and Nevenko Zunic, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, including service methods, articles of manufacture, systems, articles and programmable devices are provided for a service-oriented architecture governance model. Each of a plurality of governance dimension attributes of a service-oriented architecture are calibrated and mapped to each of a plurality of governance evolution element attributes. A maturity and capability assessment is performed for the service-oriented architecture as a function of the mapping, and a maturity-based and capability-based governance model is generated for the service-oriented architecture as a function of the maturity and capability assessment. In one aspect a programmable device is configured to perform at least one of the calibrating, the mapping, the performing the maturity and capability assessment and the generating the maturity-based and capability-based governance model." The patent application was filed on March 25, 2009 (12/410,554). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,940&OS=8,355,940&RS=8,355,940 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Nielsen Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Nielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,355,910) developed by Francis Gavin McMillan, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Istvan Stephen Joseph Kilian, Clearwater, Fla., for "methods and apparatus for audio watermarking a substantially silent media content presentation." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for audio watermarking a substantially silent media content presentation are disclosed. An example method to audio watermark a media content presentation disclosed herein comprises obtaining a watermarked noise signal comprising a watermark and a noise signal having energy substantially concentrated in an audible frequency band, the watermarked noise signal attenuated to be substantially inaudible without combining with a separate audio signal, associating the watermarked noise signal with a substantially silent content component of the media content presentation, the media content presentation comprising one or more media content components, and outputting the watermarked noise signal during presentation of the substantially silent content component." The patent application was filed on March 30, 2010 (12/750,359). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,910&OS=8,355,910&RS=8,355,910 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.


*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent for Method and Arrangement for Managing Grammar Options in a Graphical Callflow Builder ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,355,918) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and arrangement for managing grammar options in a graphical callflow builder." The co-inventors are Ciprian Agapi, Hollywood, Fla., Felipe Gomez, Weston, Fla., James R. Lewis, Delray Beach, Fla., and Vanessa V. Michelini, Boca Raton, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method (10) in a speech recognition application callflow can include the steps of assigning (11) an individual option and a pre-built grammar to a same prompt, treating (15) the individual option as a valid output of the pre-built grammar if the individual option is a potential valid match to a recognition phrase (12) or an annotation (13) in the pre-built grammar, and treating (14) the individual option as an independent grammar from the pre-built grammar if the individual option fails to be a potential valid match to the recognition phrase or the annotation in the pre-built grammar." The patent application was filed on Jan. 5, 2012 (13/344,193). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,918&OS=8,355,918&RS=8,355,918 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** PeraHealth Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- PeraHealth, Charlotte, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,355,925) developed by Michael J. Rothman, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Steven I. Rothman, Sarasota, Fla., for "methods of assessing risk based on medical data and uses thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods of assessing risk based on medical data are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a method of assessing risk associated with medical data includes creating a dataset representing a plurality of patients, the dataset comprising (x,y) pairs for each patient, wherein x represents the medical data collected at a first time, and wherein y is an outcome measurement collected at a second time; binning the (x,y) pairs to form a plurality of binned data sets; computing an average value for x and an average value for y for each binned data set; determining a minimum average value of y based on all of the average values of y; subtracting the minimum average value of y from each average value of y to get a new average value of y for each binned data set; and deriving a function for assessing risk associated with the medical data." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/582,942). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,925&OS=8,355,925&RS=8,355,925 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Intuit Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,935) developed by seven co-inventors for a "third party information transfer." The co-inventors are Brett Alexander Hellman, Mountain View, Calif., Teresa Lynn Roberts, Palo Alto, Calif., Nadeem Mohammed Yusuf Ilkal, Mountain View, Calif., Jason Paul Ridge, Frisco, Texas, Matthew Glen Rice, Carlsbad, Calif., Eric Young Pan, San Francisco, and Jeffrey M. Wolfe, Parrish, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method allowing a professional service provider to access client data stored in an online account without storing confidential account information by the professional service provider. In particular, the service provider may register the relationship with the client in a third party information transfer framework where the client approves such registration and download the data from the online account using the confidential account information in a temporary manner. The client data may be stored in a repository available to the service provider based on the relationship registration. In an example, a professional tax preparation software may include functionality to check for newly downloaded client data within the third party information transfer framework, notifying a tax accountant (i.e., the service provider), and may provide a one click access to import the client data directly into the client tax return." The patent application was filed on Aug. 31, 2010 (12/873,214). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,935&OS=8,355,935&RS=8,355,935+ Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** CFD Research Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- CFD Research, Huntsville, Ala., has been assigned a patent (8,355,876) developed by Balabhaskar Prabhakarpandian, Madison, Ala., Kapil Pant, Madison, Ala., and Shivshankar Sundaram, Tampa, Fla., for a "microfluidic assay for selection and optimization of drug delivery vehicles to tumors." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for assaying a tumor drug delivery vehicle comprises a synthetic microvascular network of interconnected flow channels in fluid communication through a porous wall with a tissue space containing animal cells and means for quantifying drug delivery from the microvascular network to the animal cells." The patent application was filed on Dec. 28, 2009 (12/648,296). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,876&OS=8,355,876&RS=8,355,876 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.

*** Freescale Semiconductor Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,355,435) developed by Yong Yan, Austin, Texas, and Yolanda Prieto, Coral Gables, Fla., for a "transmission of packet data." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for transmitting encoded video data includes determining an available space for transmitting an encoded video data in a last remaining information block of a video packet. The method further includes if the available space is sufficient, based on a comparison of the an estimated size of the encoded video data with the available space, then transmitting the encoded video data using the last remaining information block of the video packet. The method further includes if the available space is insufficient, changing a coding scheme associated with the encoded video data to transform the encoded video data into reduced size video data and transmitting the reduced size video data using the last remaining information block of the video packet." The patent application was filed on June 15, 2007 (11/763,914). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,55,435.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,435&RS=PN/83,55,435 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** XG Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- XG Technology, Sarasota, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,355,373) developed by Shashidhar R. Gandham, Sunrise, Fla., and Amit Shukla, Sunrise, Fla., for a "methodology for base station assisted channel selection for interference handling in mobile networks." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanism is disclosed where a Base Station provides assistance to a mobile device in the channel-switch process because a mobile device might have to perform frequent channel switches to overcome adverse channel conditions due to interference in the 900 MHz ISM band. The Base Station broadcasts channel-specific information that will be used by all mobile devices to accurately select prospective channels for future channel-switches, thereby cutting down the latency that is experienced during an actual switch." The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2009 (12/583,644). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,55,373.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,373&RS=PN/83,55,373 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Voxeo Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Voxeo, Orlando, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,355,394) developed by four co-inventors for a "system and method for dynamic telephony resource allocation between premise and hosted facilities." The co-inventors are Jonathan Robert Taylor, Orlando, Fla., Ryan Stephen Campbell, Casselberry, Fla., RJ Auburn, Orlando, Fla., and Alexander S. Agranovsky, Longwood, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A population of networked Application Gateway Centers or voice centers provides telephony resources. The telephony application for a call number is typically created by a user in XML (Extended Markup Language) with predefined telephony XML tags and deployed on a website. A voice center provides facility for retrieving the associated XML application from its website and processing the call accordingly. The individual voice centers are either operated at a hosted facility or at a customer's premise. Provisioning Management Servers help to allocate telephony resources among the voice centers. This is accomplished by suitably updating a voice center directory. In this way, the original capacity at a premise, predetermined by the hardware installed, can be adjusted up or down. If the premise is under capacity, it can be supplemented by that from a hosted facility. If the premise has surplus capacity, it can be reallocated for use by others outside the premise." The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2008 (12/195,298). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,55,394.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,394&RS=PN/83,55,394 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Rockwell Collins Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,355,470) developed by Shawn M. Mason, Satellite Beach, Fla., Mark A. Billsberry, Indialantic, Fla., and Ryan C. Groulx, Melbourne, Fla., for a "digital polarization correction for DBS systems." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A first linearly polarized component of a signal is received. A second linearly polarized component of a signal is received, wherein the second linearly polarized signal component of a signal is orthogonal to the first linearly polarized component of a signal. The first linearly polarized component of a signal and the second linearly polarized component of a signal are down-converted to a lower frequency. A polarization correction is performed on the down-converted linearly polarized components." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2009 (12/387,612). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,55,470.PN.&OS=PN/83,55,470&RS=PN/83,55,470 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Nuance Communications Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Nuance Communications, Burlington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,356,243) developed by Lee Rosen, Milford, Conn., Ed Roe, Plant City, Fla., and Wade Poust, Hickory, N.C., for a "system and method for structuring speech recognized text into a pre-selected document format." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system for creating a structured report using a template having at least one predetermined heading and formatting data associated with each heading. The steps include recording a voice file, creating a speech recognized text file corresponding to the voice file, identifying the location of each heading in the text file, and the text corresponding thereto, populating the template with the identified text corresponding to each heading, and formatting the populated template to create the structured report." The patent application was filed on May 5, 2011 (13/101,688). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,356,243.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,243&RS=PN/8,356,243 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Rich Media Worldwide Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Rich Media Worldwide, Miami Beach, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,356,247) developed by four co-inventors for a "content rendering control system and method." The co-inventors are Brad Krassner, Miami Beach, Fla., Nikolai Mentchoukov, Miami Beach, Fla., Alan Edwards, Miami Beach, Fla., and Igor Tchibirev, Miami Beach, Fla.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for controlling of rendering of content via electronic networks, whereby content is rendered at a content page only when and to the extent that a pre-defined area of the content page is within the viewer's browser window dimensions and scrolling position, or within a pre-defined distance outside of said browser window dimensions and scrolling position. When a viewer accesses a content page and as the viewer scrolls up or down or left or right on the page, or increases or decreases the dimensions of the viewer's browser window, content that has been designated to render in the content page area corresponding to the viewer's then current browser window dimensions and scrolling position is rendered. Content relating to areas of the content page that are not within (or within such pre-defined distance from) the viewer's browser window dimensions and scrolling position is not rendered unless or until such area is within such browser window dimensions and scrolling position or said pre-defined distance outside of same." The patent application was filed on Oct. 21, 2009 (12/589,321). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,356,247.PN.&OS=PN/8,356,247&RS=PN/8,356,247 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Sirius XM Radio Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Sirius XM Radio, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,355,686) developed by Michael J. De Luca, Boca Raton, Fla., and Lee M. Cherubin, Boca Raton, Fla., for a "radio preset key assignment method and apparatus." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for assigning received channels to preset tuning keys of a receiver. A series of preset keys are sequentially labeled and one preset key, such as the preset key marked "0," is a pre-defined preset key. An elongated pressing of the pre-defined key causes the currently tuned channel, if it is not assigned to a preset key, to be assigned to an unassigned preset key. If the currently tuned channel is already assigned to a preset key, pressing the pre-defined key instead causes the currently selected channel to be un-assigned from that preset key. Radios with two tuners that each process different sets of radio signals assign channels for a particular tuner to alternating preset keys, allowing acceleration of sequentially selecting channels assigned to pre-set keys by pre-tuning another tuner to the next channel in the sequence." The patent application was filed on Oct. 18, 2006 (11/550,493). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,686&OS=8,355,686&RS=8,355,686 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Certusview Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Certusview Technologies, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,355,542) developed by Steven E. Nielsen, North Palm Beach, Fla., and Curtis Chambers, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for a "virtual white lines for delimiting planned excavation sites." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for facilitating detection of a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area. A digital image that does not include an aerial image of a geographic area including the dig area is displayed on a display device. Via a user input device associated with the display device, at least one indicator is added to the displayed digital image to provide at least one indication of the dig area and thereby generate a marked-up digital image. Information relating to the marked up digital image is electronically transmitted and/or electronically stored so as to facilitate the detection of the presence or the absence of the at least one underground facility within the dig area." The patent application was filed on Jan. 16, 2009 (12/355,300). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,542&OS=8,355,542&RS=8,355,542 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Microsemi Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- Microsemi, Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,355,538) developed by Willem H. Reinpoldt III, Windermere, Fla., for a "system and method for overlaying computer generated highlights in a display of millimeter wave imagery." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system and method for overlaying computer-generated highlights in a display of millimeter wave imagery is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, visible spectrum and algorithmically created images are displayed adjacent to corresponding millimeter wave imagery on a graphical user interface (GUI). The millimeter wave imagery is used to detect a threat such as a concealed object. A computer generated highlight coinciding with a location of the detected concealed object is used to automatically overlay at least one or more of the visible spectrum images, algorithmically created images, and millimeter wave imagery. The computer generated highlight is encoded with information valuable for aiding the user when viewing and assessing the image date." The patent application was filed on Feb. 13, 2012 (13/372,253). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,538&OS=8,355,538&RS=8,355,538 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** University of Florida Research Foundation Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 17 -- The University of Florida Research Foundation, Gainesville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,354,871) developed by Yuan Rao, Gainesville, Fla., for a self-powered comparator.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Embodiments of the invention relate to an input-powered comparator. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to an active diode that includes an input-powered comparator and a switch. In a specific embodiment, the input-powered comparator only consumes power when an input source provides sufficiently high voltage. Embodiments of the active diode can be used in an energy harvesting system. The comparator can be powered by the input and the system can be configured such that the comparator only consumes power when the input is ready to provide power to the load or energy storage element. In a specific embodiment, when there is no input, or the input is too low for harvesting, the comparator does not draw any power from the energy storage element (e.g., battery or capacitor) of the system." The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,768). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,354,871&OS=8,354,871&RS=8,354,871 Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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